In Honour of Earth Day, the County of Huron releases Home Energy Savings Guide

April 22, 2024

Huron County, Ontario –This Earth Day, the County of Huron is excited to announce the launch of the Home Energy Savings Guide, a comprehensive resource designed to help residents save energy, water, and money. ​This initiative is in line with the County’s commitment to promoting sustainable practices and reducing energy consumption.

Residential energy use accounts for approximately 16.5% of Canada’s total energy consumption, making it crucial for homeowners and renters to adopt energy-efficient practices. ​ The Home Energy Savings Guide offers simple and cost-effective solutions that can be implemented in any home.

Derry Wallis, the County of Huron’s Climate and Energy Specialist, emphasizes the importance of implementing these solutions, ​ “Whether you rent or own a home, the guide provides valuable tips and strategies that can make a significant difference in your utility bills.”

There are many co-benefits to increasing energy efficiency within a home including:

  • Improving the interior and exterior air quality,
  • Reducing outside noise,
  • Regulating temperature all year round, and
  • Creating a more durable structure that can withstand the warm and cold months in Ontario.

The guide includes many simple and cost-effective ways to reduce energy and water consumption in your home which can lead to yearly savings on utility bills.  To learn more and download a copy of the guide visit:


For more information contact:

Glen McNeil, Warden
519.524.8394 (ext 3224)